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Thread: Why I Walk

  1. #26
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    I love walking... or even mounted, trotting. It allows me to appreciate the scenery too, and makes the world bigger! I am slow leveling with a new friend I found in game who also wants to see all the content, but we're way too far behind Club Eclair to ever hope to catch up... because we don't rush. I've been playing every day since the release of the Stout Axe Dwarves (allowing me to finally play the race and class I've been wanting to make my main character since 2007) and I'm still in the Shire :P

    Thank you for necro-ing this thread though- bring attention to slowing down to smell the roses!

  2. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Amdi View Post
    I love walking... or even mounted, trotting. It allows me to appreciate the scenery too, and makes the world bigger! I am slow leveling with a new friend I found in game who also wants to see all the content, but we're way too far behind Club Eclair to ever hope to catch up... because we don't rush. I've been playing every day since the release of the Stout Axe Dwarves (allowing me to finally play the race and class I've been wanting to make my main character since 2007) and I'm still in the Shire :P

    Thank you for necro-ing this thread though- bring attention to slowing down to smell the roses!
    Aye, I do take my ponies out from time to time. I use them when traveling through Gray areas where I will not be chased about . .. such as the last time I returned to the Shire. As a walker, I seldom make it back to the Shire these days.

    This is another thing that fits into the mood of walking. Because I walk, places like Rivendell and Moria are truly far from home (the Shire). My hobbits “feel” lost and far from home.

    Much more like the stories.
    Meadowlarke Sweetweed on Landroval. Also nephews and Bounders Ayrhawk, Wrennsong, and Little Meadowlark Sweetweed
    Club Eclair roleplaying group working our way through Volume II - we will be spending 2019 working our way through the Moria Instances (Alphred Troute, Hedgerow Shrewburrow). https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthr...-II-Into-Moria

  3. #28
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    I remember in Fallen Earth they had three modes of movement, walk, jog and run, and mounts could be driven full throttle or at a puttering pace. I wish they had that here.
    :: Rosewillow Noakes - Bilbo Baggins Fangirl - Landroval ::
    :: Rosequartz Tunnelly - Aspiring Talespinner - Landroval ::


  4. #29
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    War-steeds have 3 or 4 different speeds that you can cycle through. I don't remember if regular mounts do.
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  5. #30
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    While I played on Laurelin, I used to walk frequently for immersion. This was roleplay though; I like the idea of walking for the sake of walking as the author presents it. Although I consider some mechanical activities like grinding and crafting (and connected actions like running to/from AH, Vault) to be so trivial that I might as well do it fast to start doing something else, others, like questing or just social sitting in Bree might be certainly worth of slowing the pace down.

    This is a nice dig, over ten years of walking.
    Landroval: Eevert
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  6. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Eevert View Post
    While I played on Laurelin, I used to walk frequently for immersion. This was roleplay though; I like the idea of walking for the sake of walking as the author presents it. Although I consider some mechanical activities like grinding and crafting (and connected actions like running to/from AH, Vault) to be so trivial that I might as well do it fast to start doing something else, others, like questing or just social sitting in Bree might be certainly worth of slowing the pace down.

    This is a nice dig, over ten years of walking.

    Aye, the biggest reason for walking is to set the mood.

    Run, and the mood is that if clicking buttons and collecting points - watching the numbers change.

    Walk, and you are a hobbit who has found himself in Moria, venturing down a huge dwarf-carved passageway of black marble laced with gold - the walls finely crafted, displaying something quite unlike anything you even imagined while growing up in Little Delving. But, in the shadows . . . A warg rider, or a defiler . . . ready to attack if you are not watchful. Gad, what a sight!

    I notice the difference each time I toggle walk/run, and I simply enjoy the feel of walking.
    Meadowlarke Sweetweed on Landroval. Also nephews and Bounders Ayrhawk, Wrennsong, and Little Meadowlark Sweetweed
    Club Eclair roleplaying group working our way through Volume II - we will be spending 2019 working our way through the Moria Instances (Alphred Troute, Hedgerow Shrewburrow). https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthr...-II-Into-Moria

  7. #32
    What is the difference between a walking hobbit and a running hobbit?

    About 1 mile per hour.


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    I used to do the lazy roleplayer version of this -run everywhere, but then slow to a walk just before I did something interactive like climb steps, open a door.

  8. #33

    Stop & smell the roses

    I walk in towns, when travelling in the wild I ride my horse & in areas of low threat use the rose to slow the horse down to midway between it's gallop & it's walk.

    Having never agreed with being able to quarry & collect lumber from horseback but dismount to pick berries, I always dismount to resource gather.

    Best walking light RP events I've taken part in were guided walking tours. The player that ran them had a comprehensive knowledge of lore which was shared as we travelled. They ran tours such as from Bree to Echad Dunann, Bree to Tinnudir, little Delving to Fornost, Hobbiton to Rivendell. When game darkness fell we camped for the night, foraged for game, fished, & told tall tales to each other, if where we stopped was a place of import say weathertop or the last bridge we were regaled with the associated lore, all in all a thoroughly enjoyable role play!
    No King, No Law, Utopia!

  9. #34
    My warg walked around the Ettenmoors when I last logged on, for hours, it was nice, and I didn't see anyone even once, since they're were all at GV.
    It could had been cool to use walk and run as a strategic element of the game, if they would had made walking default, and running on an endurance bar, like a power bar, so that when you ran out of endurance bar, you loose ability to run, until recharged. I know a lot of you would hate that idea, but if it was in from the start, you wouldn't had noticed, and it would make many encounters more strategic.
    Cheesiepoofs Bane of Vilya

  10. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by Periadot View Post
    I walk in towns, when travelling in the wild I ride my horse & in areas of low threat use the rose to slow the horse down to midway between it's gallop & it's walk.

    Having never agreed with being able to quarry & collect lumber from horseback but dismount to pick berries, I always dismount to resource gather.

    Best walking light RP events I've taken part in were guided walking tours. The player that ran them had a comprehensive knowledge of lore which was shared as we travelled. They ran tours such as from Bree to Echad Dunann, Bree to Tinnudir, little Delving to Fornost, Hobbiton to Rivendell. When game darkness fell we camped for the night, foraged for game, fished, & told tall tales to each other, if where we stopped was a place of import say weathertop or the last bridge we were regaled with the associated lore, all in all a thoroughly enjoyable role play!
    Gad, why did I not know about this?

    I have lead nature walks through the Old Forest (to help people fulfill the flower and explorer deeds). I have done this a couple dozen times. It was fun. Particularly the time we did it with a full raid of twelve 10th level hobbits back in the days that the forest was deadly - looking for a young lass what had gotten lost. We found her at Tom Bombadil’s place, but not until after visiting the most dangerous parts of the Shire in our search, and escorted her home.
    Meadowlarke Sweetweed on Landroval. Also nephews and Bounders Ayrhawk, Wrennsong, and Little Meadowlark Sweetweed
    Club Eclair roleplaying group working our way through Volume II - we will be spending 2019 working our way through the Moria Instances (Alphred Troute, Hedgerow Shrewburrow). https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthr...-II-Into-Moria

 

 
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